Category: Windows 2012

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How to Permanently Add Exchange 2013 PowerShell Cmdlets to PowerShell ISE

You can permanently register the Exchange PowerShell commands into PowerShell ISE so you don’t always have to manually add the command Add-PSsnapin *Exchange* -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue every time you start PowerShell ISE. Here’s the step-by-step procedure....

How Many Free Microsoft eBooks Would You Like?  How About Over 275? 0

How Many Free Microsoft eBooks Would You Like? How About Over 275?

If you like eBooks, especially free ones, then you must be delighted to know that Microsoft Senior Sales Excellence Manager Eric Ligman has posted a link to more than 275 free eBooks from Microsoft...

How to Seize an Active Directory FSMO Role 0

How to Seize an Active Directory FSMO Role

There are 5 roles in Active Directory, called Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) roles, that are handled by certain Domain Controllers in Active Directory. If you only have one Domain Controller (DC) then all...

Use Disk Cleanup Utility to Clean WinSxS Folder in Windows Clients and Servers 0

Use Disk Cleanup Utility to Clean WinSxS Folder in Windows Clients and Servers

The WinSxS folder eats up a lot of disk space on Windows computers (both clients and servers). If you go to your WinSxS folder located in C:\Windows and look at the properties of the...

Use DISM Commands to Get Useful Information on Running Operating Systems 0

Use DISM Commands to Get Useful Information on Running Operating Systems

Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) is a command-line tool that was introduced with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 and is used to service Windows images offline before deployment. DISM can be used...

So Many Deployment Tools, So Little Time! 0

So Many Deployment Tools, So Little Time!

Whenever I blog about Windows deployment, I wonder why Microsoft doesn’t provide a single application for deploying Windows……or something close to a single solution. There are dozens of tools that Microsoft throws into a...

Free eBooks on Microsoft Virtual Academy 0

Free eBooks on Microsoft Virtual Academy

Check out these free eBooks on Microsoft Virtual Academy. Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution Mitch Tulloch with Nigel Cain, Alvin Morales, Michel Luescher, Damian Flynn February 2014 136 pages Introducing Windows...

How to Update Integration Services and Use Guest Services in Windows Server 2012 R2 2

How to Update Integration Services and Use Guest Services in Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft has made several enhancements to Hyper-V in Windows Serer 2012 and then again in Windows Server 2012 R2. Unlike previous versions, Integration Services are now installed by default in Windows Server 2012 and...

How to Backup Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2012 R2 0

How to Backup Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2012 R2

Here’s a step-by-step procedure to back up the System State on a Windows Server 2012 R2 using the Windows Server Backup tool. Backing up the System State also backs up Active Directory Domain Services....

How To Restore the Missing Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup Console 1

How To Restore the Missing Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup Console

I installed the Windows Server Backup feature on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller so I can backup not only the System State but also perform a full backup of the Domain Controller....

How to Turn Off Hibernation on Windows Desktop Computers 0

How to Turn Off Hibernation on Windows Desktop Computers

The hibernation feature is normally used on Windows laptop computers but can also be used on Windows desktop computers, such as Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 clients or Windows Server 2008/2012, etc. The system creates a file...

How to Configure Your Windows Server to Use an External Time Source 0

How to Configure Your Windows Server to Use an External Time Source

Having the same time on all your Windows servers is extremely important. Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and Active Directory all rely on the Time Service (W32Time). The Kerberos authentication protocol in Windows also relies...

PowerShell Script to Enable or Disable Network Adapter at Startup or Logon in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 1

PowerShell Script to Enable or Disable Network Adapter at Startup or Logon in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

I run Hyper-V on my Windows 8 Enterprise desktop. One of the issues that I have encountered has to do with the virtual Ethernet adapter. My virtual machines can connect to the Internet fine...

How Client and Server Computers Update their DNS Names in Windows Server 2008 & Later Computers 0

How Client and Server Computers Update their DNS Names in Windows Server 2008 & Later Computers

In a windows networking environment, Domain Name System (DNS) client computers can use dynamic update to register with a DNS server. They can then dynamically update their resource records with a DNS server whenever...

Microsoft’s Promisses & Commitment to Open Source Software 0

Microsoft’s Promisses & Commitment to Open Source Software

For years, public seems to have an impression that Microsoft and Linux have been at odds. Frankly, it’s not just Linux, it’s Open Source software in general. Recently, Microsoft has done a lot of...

WebMatrix and the Support for WordPress on Windows Platform: Like, Wow! 0

WebMatrix and the Support for WordPress on Windows Platform: Like, Wow!

I have been using WordPress to author my blog for years. It’s one of the most common platform for hosting blogs today. For a while Microsoft SharePoint was pretty much the only noticeable solution...